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"Freebird" is the twenty-ninth episode of Tangled: The Series. It premiered on July 22, 2018 and is the fifth episode in the second season.

Plot

When their caravan breaks down, Rapunzel and Cassandra wander off, where they eventually meet a couple only known as the Mother and Father, who trick them into drinking a tea that turns them into birds. Though assured can use magical eggs to return to normal before they lose their intelligence within an hour, the group finds out that the Mother and Father have been tricking and imprisoning innocent people as birds. The group escapes and use the eggs to restore the villains' victims to normal. Realizing that there's only one egg left, and Cassandra and her are both still birds, Rapunzel breaks the egg on Cassandra, turning her back into a human. Angry and upset, Cassandra smashes the magic teapot, causing the villains to vanish. Fortuitously, a transformed Shorty produces the eggs needed to turn Rapunzel and himself back to normal.

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Trivia

  • Rapunzel wears her original dress in this episode.
  • Shorty disappearing in the bush is a reference of Homer's bush meme from The Simpsons.
  • Character designer Amanda Jolly received the 2019 Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Character Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production for her work on this episode.
  • The episode's title shares its name with the song by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
  • The way Hook Foot calls Father "Dad" in this episode is similar to the way Varian called Frederic "Dad" in Secret of the Sun Drop.
  • The way Rapunzel says "Ugh" after getting transformed back into a human is similar to how Leni, Luna and Luan say "Ugh" at the end of the Loud House episode Undercover Mom after their mother Rita accidentally gets splatted by Luan's paint-bomb prank. Plus, it is the same way Jack Spicer said "Ugh!" during the Xiaolin Showdown episode Days Past when he shoved Omi away when the latter hugged the former.
  • The way a close up of Eugene kneeling on one knee when he opens the egg in half in this episode is the same way Varian knelt on one knee when he freed Rapunzel from the goop during the second half of the one hour special episode Secret of the Sun Drop.
  • A boy and a handmaiden from Corona appear during the episode as two of the victims of Mother and Father.
  • The way Cassandra sits on her knees at the near end of the episode is the same way Rapunzel sits on her knees. Plus, it is the same way Lance sits on his knees when he is worried about Rapunzel while Varian sits on his knees when he asks his dad about the note at the near end of the one hour special episode. Also, it is the same way Varian sits on his knees when he is worried about his dad during the special three part series finale episode Plus Est En Vous. Plus, it is the same way Varian sat on his knees at the end of the second half of the one hour special episode Queen for a Day.
    • Also Cassandra will sit on her knees at the end of Who's Afraid of The Big, Bad Wolf and Be Very Afraid. Rapunzel, Varian, Kiera and Catalina will sit on their knees during the episode Day of the Animals. Varian will sit on his knees during the episode Be Very Afraid, Cassandra's Revenge and Race to the Spire. Also, Rapunzel will sit on her knees during the first half of the episode Cassandra's Revenge and Varian will sit on his knees during the second half of the same episode.
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